Bangalore, India - May 19, 2014:
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company today announced a strategic partnership with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan and one of the global leaders of the industry.
This strategic partnership will build advanced value in Takeda's operations by consolidating IT platforms across the organization. As a strategic partner, Wipro will build and maintain an "as-a-service" global platform for Takeda that will drive synergies across its global entities through standardization of IT architecture. Wipro will be primary provider of IT Infrastructure management services covering Takeda's entities across the world, touching 30,000 users in 16 different languages, operating out of data centers in Asia, Europe and America.
Speaking on the engagement, Sangita Singh, Chief Executive - Healthcare and Life Science Business Unit at Wipro said, "We are thrilled to partner with Takeda in its business transformation journey. Wipro is leveraging its experience in enabling global pharma companies to achieve a leaner & standardized IT workplace and implement newer business models that put patient at the core. We look forward to collaboratively partnering with the Takeda team in enabling this unique platform across its global operations."
"Wipro will deliver the "as-a-service" on demand model, which is redefining the way organizations purchase technology. With our global delivery capabilities, Wipro will drive Takeda's IT infrastructure, consolidating and optimizing resources across the organization," added G K Prasanna, Chief Executive - Global Infrastructure Services & Product Engineering Services.
About Wipro Ltd.
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of 140,000 serving clients across 61 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com
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